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So the 2008 r1200r I just bought...I took it on it's first road trip. 2 day 800+ KM's.

Between 4k-6k there is so much vibration in the handlebars...the mirrors shake so much that it's hard to make out what's in them.

Is this normal?

The Valves were checked already. I'm guessing this is normal with a twin? I'm coming from an Inline 4.

Do they make better Bar-ends to eliminate this?
 

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Congrats on the new (for you) bike.
I had an inline 4 right before the R, I also noticed the vibrations you are talking about, but they don't bother me as much.
I think the easiest and cheapest way to fix your problem is by getting foam grips.
Check this page Grab On Grips | Foam Tubing, Motorcycle Grips & Bicycle Handlebar Grips



There is also the option of riding most of the time above 6k rpms :eek::eek:
Yeah I hear ya about above 6k! It was a lot of tight twisty highway roads so the gearing I was in was sitting pretty between 4.5 and 6 hah!

I Checked into the foam grips, but I was hoping there might be a heavier bar end. I think the stock ones are 6 or so ounces?

Thanks for the tips!
 

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A carefully done throttle body synch will often smooth vibration out somewhat in our Roadsters.
Throttlemeister sells a standard or heavy set of bar end weights.
Rubber mounted bar risers or offset mounts may help.
Rubber mounted mirror stalk extenders may help.
Wunderlich sells offset mirror mounts that some users have surprisingly found to eliminate mirror fuzziness.
On a personal note, when doing more than 6000rpm in high gear, what's BEHIND me is not as important. YMMV
 

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A carefully done throttle body synch will often smooth vibration out somewhat in our Roadsters.
Throttlemeister sells a standard or heavy set of bar end weights.
Rubber mounted bar risers or offset mounts may help.
Rubber mounted mirror stalk extenders may help.
Wunderlich sells offset mirror mounts that some users have surprisingly found to eliminate mirror fuzziness.
On a personal note, when doing more than 6000rpm in high gear, what's BEHIND me is not as important. YMMV
Thanks Clem, Is it a big process to do a throttle body synch? Maybe you could point me in the direction of a service manual PDF?

Appreciate the list of vibration dampening add-ons!
 

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mirror vibration

Just a note. I've not experienced any vibration in my mirrors in the year and 12k miles we've been together... until today.

Made an observation that may prove useful to others. For some reason, the right mirror was reflecting vibration so bad at idle that it looked like an earthquake was going on behind me. Left mirror was rock solid and clear... weird, eh? Well, while sitting at a light and trying to figure it out. Holding the mirror stem, rotating the mirror a little, etc. I finaly just pressed my thumb against the glass and the vibration disappeared.

It seems the mirrior glass itself was somehow dislodged from the backing or whatever it is secured to inside the mirror frame. Once I pressed on it, apparently it seated itself again and no problems for the remainder of the ride.

Got back to the garage and put a cleaning cloth to the mirrors and the right one is definitely mobile in its housing. I think I can fix that with a drop of RDV silicone in a discrete place. Or I'll see if the dealer will replace it under warranty.

Just thought others who have experienced wobbly images in the mirrors might consider this as a possible cause. The glass should not move in the housing at all.

Bob
 
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